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Japanese Boxwood

Buxus microphylla japonica
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Evergreen shrub with a dense, compact growth habit. Glossy, round-tipped leaves emerge bright green, maturing to a brown/bronze hue in winter. Great for small hedges or as a topiary. 

Plant with Periwinkle 'Bowles Mauve'


  • Landscape Size: 4'- 6' tall, 4'- 6' width 
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun or Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • Sunset Zone: 3-24
  • Growth Habit: Compact
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Attributes: Evergreen

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Plant in enriched soil with good drainage. Performs poorly in alkaline soils.